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claustrophobia

 [klaws″tro-fo´be-ah]
irrational fear of being shut in; fear of enclosed spaces, such as elevators and tunnels.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

claus·tro·pho·bi·a

(klaws'trō-fō'bē-ă),
A morbid fear of being in a confined place.
[L. claustrum, an enclosed space, + G. phobos, fear]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

claustrophobia

(klô′strə-fō′bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear of being in narrow or enclosed spaces.

claus′tro·phobe′ n.
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claustrophobia

The mental and behavioural stress response to confinement in a relatively small area.
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claustrophobia

Psychiatry An abnormal/morbid/irrational fear of closed spaces–eg elevators, tunnels. See Phobia.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

claus·tro·pho·bi·a

(klaw'strŏ-fō'bē-ă)
A morbid fear of being in a confined place.
[L. claustrum, an enclosed space, + G. phobos, fear]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

claustrophobia

Fear of confined spaces. This is one of the phobic disorders and is usually associated with others such as agoraphobia.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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